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Submissions from 2017

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Mapping stamp sand erosion and deposition in Keweenaw Bay with hyperspectral imagery and LiDAR data, Robert A. Shuchman, Colin Neil Brooks, W. Charles Kerfoot, Michael J. Sayers, and Sarah A. Green

Submissions from 2016

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Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment, Benjamin W. Abbott, Jeremy B. Jones, Edward A.G. Schuur, F Stuart Chapin |||, William B. Bowden, Syndonia Bret-Harte, Nancy H.F. French, and et al.

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Sharing Great Lakes remote sensing data through integrated web portals, Michael G. Billmire, Colin Neil Brooks, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, and Reid W. Sawtell

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Monitoring the Effectiveness of Phragmites australis Treatment for the Great Lakes Coastline, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, Colin Neil Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, E. Serocki, and E. Schold

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Identification of woodland vernal pools with seasonal change PALSAR data for habitat conservation, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Yu Man Lee, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Zachary Laubach, and Kirk Scarbrough

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Statistical Models of RADAR and LIDAR Returns from Deer for Active Safety Systems, William T. Buller, Rini Sherony, Brian Wilson, and Michelle Wienert

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Mapping and monitoring small stakholder agriculture in Tigray, Ethiopia using sub-meter Worldview and Landsat imagery and high performance computing., M Carroll, Jessica L. McCarty, C S R Neigh, and Kelly M. Wooten

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Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire hydrological modeling applied to the High Park Fire, M Dobre, Mary Ellen Miller, Lee H. MacDonald, Michael G. Billmire, Stephanie Kampf, Peter R. Robichaud, S Schmeer, and E Serocki

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Targeting forest management through fire and erosion modelling, William J. Elliot, Mary Ellen Miller, and Nic Enstice

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Distributed visualization of gridded geophysical data: the Carbon Data Explorer, version 0.2.3, Kevin Arthur Endsley and Michael G. Billmire

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Lake-wide phytoplankton production and abundance in the Upper Great Lakes: 2010–2013, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, Foad Yousef, and S. A. Pothoven

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Developing the next generation of fuel loading data useful for emissions modeling, Nancy H. F. French

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Annual wildland fire emissions (WFEIS v0.5) for Conterminous US and Alaska, 2001-2013, Nancy H. F. French, Donald McKenzie, Tyler A. Erickson, Benjamin W. Koziol, Michael G. Billmire, Kevin Arthur Endsley, Naomi K. Yager Scheinerman, Liza K. Jenkins, Mary Ellen Miller, Roger D. Ottmar, and Susan Prichard

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Fire disturbance effects on land surface albedo in Alaskan tundra, Nancy H. F. French, Matthew A. Whitley, and Liza K. Jenkins

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Identification of likely Lake Trout spawning habitat using multispectral remote sensing, Amanda Grimm, Colin Brooks, T. R. Binder, C. C. Krueger, S. C. Riley, and Robert Shuchman

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Synthesis of field performance of remote sensing strategies for condition assessment of in-service bridges in Michigan, Devin K. Harris, Colin Neil Brooks, and Theresa M. Ahlborn

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The Cladophora resurgence in Lake Ontario: characterization and implications for management, Anika Kuczynski, Martin T. Auer, Colin Neil Brooks, and Amanda G. Grimm

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Agricultural fires in European Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania and their impact on air quality, 2002 – 2012. in land-cover and land-use changes in Eastern Europe after the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991, Jessica L. McCarty, Alexander M. Krylov, Alexander Prishchepov, David M. Banach, Alexandra Tyukavina, Peter V. Potapov, and Svetlana Turubanova

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Rapid-response tools and datasets for post-fire remediation: linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models, Mary Ellen Miller, William J. Elliot, Michael G. Billmire, Peter R. Robichaud, and Kevin Arthur Endsley

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Development of the crop residue and Rangeland burning in the 2014 national emissions inventory using information from multiple sources., George Pouliot, Venkatesh Rao, Jessica L. McCarty, and Amber J. Soja

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Validation of a probabilistic post-fire erosion model, Peter R. Robichaud, William J. Elliot, Sarah A. Lewis, and Mary Ellen Miller

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Inherent and Apparent Optical Property Observations and Trends in Western Lake Erie for 2015, S. A. Ruberg, G. Leshkevich, D J. Stuart, Michael J. Sayers, Robert Shuchman, and Amanda Grimm

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Next day generation of water quality products to support NASA Hyperspectral Imaging of Lake Erie, Reid W. Sawtell, G. Sullivan, Michael J. Sayers, J. Lekki, B. E. Anderson, L. Liou, and Robert A. Shuchman

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Cyanobacteria blooms in three eutrophic basins of the Great Lakes: a comparative analysis using satellite remote sensing, Michael J. Sayers, Gary Fahnenstiel, Robert A. Shuchman, and Matthew A. Whitley

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Phytoplankton Group Determination using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Western Lake Erie, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Reid W. Sawtell, and George Leshkevich

Submissions from 2015

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Using multi-temporal imagery to improve mapping of forested roads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, David Banach, C. N. Brooks, and M. Fedora

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Using multi-temporal imagery to improve mapping and inventory of forested roads in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, David Banach, Colin Brooks, and M. Fedora

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An evaluation of satellite synthetic aperture radar for vernal pool detection, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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MichiganView bring remote sensing and invasive species monitoring to the classroom, Michael Battaglia, Nancy H. F. French, and K. A. Endsley

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Commentary: The need for model development related to Cladophora and nutrient management in Lake Michigan, Harvey A. Bootsma, Mark D. Rowe, Colin Neil Brooks, and Henry A. Vanderploeg

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Development of a bi-national Great Lakes coastal wetland map for resource management, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Mary Ellen Miller, Zachary Laubach, Elizabeth Banda, Pat Chow-Fraser, and Phyllis Higman

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Linking remote sensing and process-based models to assess land use and climate change impacts on plant invasion in Great Lakes coastal wetlands, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, William Currie, Deborah Goldberg, David Hyndman, Kenneth Elgersma, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, and Nancy H. F. French

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Development of a bi-national Great Lakes coastal wetland and land use map using three-season PALSAR and landsat imagery, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, Michael Battaglia, Mary Ellen Miller, Elizabeth Banda, Zachary Laubach, Phyllis Higman, Pat Chow-Fraser, and James Marcaccio

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Vulnerability of North American Boreal Peatlands to interactions between climate, hydrology, and wildland fires, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, Eric S. Kasischke, Merritt Turetsky, Liza K. Jenkins, Sarah L. Endres, Elizabeth Banda, Michael Billmire, and William de Groot

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Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Mapping, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Zachary Laubach, Anthony Landon, Elizabeth Banda, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Mary Ellen Miller, Robb D. Macleod, and C. N. Brooks

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Satellite-based assessment of nutrient status and benthic algae distribution in eastern Georgian Bay, C. N. Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Pat Chow-Fraser

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Evaluating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for transportation purposes, C. N. Brooks, Thomas Oommen, T C. Havens, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Richard Dobson, David B. Dean, B. E. Hart, Chris Roussi, Nathaniel Jesse, R. E. Wolf, Michelle Wienert, B. Stormer, and J. Behrendt

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A satellite-based multi-temporal assessment of the extent of nuisance Cladophora and related submerged aquatic vegetation for the Laurentian Great Lakes, Colin Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Nathaniel Jessee

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Developing and applying user-friendly web portals for sharing Great Lakes remote sensing data, Colin N. Brooks, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, and Michael G. Billmire

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Measurements of deer with RADAR and LIDAR for active safety systems, William T. Buller, Rini Sherony, Brian Wilson, and Michelle Weinert

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Applying geospatial technology to oil spill response planning in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, David B. Dean

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Demonstrations for implementation of the unsurfaced road condition assessment system, Richard J. Dobson, Colin N. Brooks, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, David B. Dean, David M. Banach, and Valerie Lefler

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Combining fire and erosion modelling to target forest management activities, Willaim J. Elliot, Mary Ellen Miller, and Nic Enstice

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Evaluating wetland hydroperiod for northwest Ohio wetlands using multi-source remote sensing imagery, Sarah L. Endres, Colin N. Brooks, Michael J. Battaglia, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, and R. Walker

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Sustainable Geotechnical Asset Management Along the Transportation Infrastructure Environment Using Remote Sensing: Final Report, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, El Hachemi Y. Bouali, Thomas Oommen, Richard Dobson, Stanley Vitton, Colin Brooks, and Pasi Lautala

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Long-term trends in lake-wide phytoplankton productivity in the Upper Great Lakes: 1998-2013, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, S. A. Pothoven, and Foad Yousef

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Assessment of lake trout spawning habitat in the Great Lakes using satellite remote sensing, Amanda Grimm, C. N. Brooks, T. R. Binder, C. C. Krueger, S. C. Riley, and Robert Shuchman

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Bio-optical retrieval algorithm for the optically shallow waters of the Great Lakes, A. D. Korosov, Dmitry V. Pozdnyakov, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, and Reid W. Sawtell

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Advances in remotely sensed data and techniques for wetland mapping and monitoring, Megan W. Lang, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Ralph W. Tiner, and Victor V. Klemas

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Fast 3D subsurface imaging with stepped-frequency GPR, Matthew P. Masarik, Joseph W. Burns, Brian Thelen, and Lena Sutter

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GPR anomaly detection with robust principal component analysis, Matthew P. Masarik, Joseph W. Burns, Brian T. Thelen, Jack Kelly, and Timothy C. Havens

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Anthropogenic fire in European Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania and its impact on air quality, 2002-2012, Jessica L. McCarty, David M. Banach, Alexander Krylov, Alexandra Tyukavina, Peter Potapov, Sveta Turubanova, and Alexander Prishchepov

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Relating big data to local natural hazards: lessons learned from data mining the Twitter API for volunteered geographic information on earthquakes, wildfires, and prescribed fires in the contiguous United States, Jessica L. McCarty, Eugene Levin, K. Arthur Endsley, Samuel T. Aden, and James Bialas

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Remote sensing-based detection and monitoring of dangerous nearshore currents, Guy A. Meadows, Amanda Grimm, Colin N. Brooks, and Robert A. Shuchman

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Segment fusion of ToF-SIMS images, Tammy Milillo, Mary Ellen Miller, Angelina Montes, and Joseph Gardella

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Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire modeling: linking Earth Observations and process-based hydrological models to support post-fire remediation, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Billmire, William J. Elliot, K. A. Endsley, and P. R. Robichaud

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An approach for verifying biogenic greenhouse gas emissions inventories with atmospheric CO₂ concentration data, Stephen M. Ogle, Kenneth Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Andrew Schuh, Dan Cooley, Tristram O. West, Linda S. Heath, Natasha L. Miles, Scott Richardson, F. Jay Breidt, James E. Smith, Jessica L. McCarty, Kevin R. Gurney, Pieter Tans, and A. Scott Denning

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Water quality observations in the Great Lakes using an optimized satellite bio-optical algorithm, Reid W. Sawtell, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, George Leshkevich, Colin N. Brooks, and Chuck Hatt

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A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll, Michael Sayers, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, David B. Bunnell, Zachary B. Raymer, Mark W. Rogers, Whitney Woelmer, David H. Bennion, Colin N. Brooks, Matthew A. Whitley, David M. Warner, and Justin Mychek-Londer

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A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, D. B. Bunnell, M. W. Rogers, W. M. Woelmer, D. Bennion, and D. M. Warner

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Extending the satellite-based time series of harmful algal bloom extents in the Great Lakes, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, S. Weber, Colin N. Brooks, and H Stone

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Using the Landsat data archive to assess long-term regional forest dynamics assessment in Eastern Europe, 1985-2012, S. Turubanova, P. Potapov, A. Krylov, A. Tyukavina, Jessica L. McCarty, V. C. Radeloff, and M. C. Hansen

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Combined imaging technologies for concrete bridge deck condition assessment, Khatereh Vaghefi, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Devin K. Harris, and Colin Brooks

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A spatial classification and database for management, research, and policy making: The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework, Lizhu Wang, Catherine M. Riseng, Lacey A. Mason, Kevin E. Wehrly, Edward S. Rutherford, James E. McKenna Jr., Chris Castiglione, Lucinda B. Johnson, Dana M. Infante, Scott Sowa, Mike Robertson, Jeff Schaeffer, Mark Khoury, John Gaiot, Tom Hollenhorst, Colin N. Brooks, and Mark Coscarelli

Submissions from 2014

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Low cost infrared and near infrared sensors for UAVs, Samuel T. Aden, James P. Bialas, Zachary Champion, Eugene Levin, and Jessica L. McCarty

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It’s not easy going green: obstacles to tree-planting programs in East Baltimore, Matt Battaglia, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Michael Galvin, and Morgon Grove

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Santa Ana winds and predictors of wildfire progression in Southern California, Michael Billmire, Nancy H. F. French, Tatiana Loboda, Robert Chris Owen, and Marlene Tyner

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Improving soil moisture retrieval with polarimetric SAR data, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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Detection of forested wetlands with active remote sensing, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Megan Lang, Sarah L. Endres, Michael Battaglia, Elizabeth Banda, and Kirk Scarbrough

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Mapping the U.S. and Canadian coastal Great Lakes wetlands and stressors, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael J. Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Zachary M. Laubach, Mary Ellen Miller, and Elizabeth C. Banda

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Developing Remote Sensing Products for Monitoring and Modeling Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Climate Change and Land Use, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Battaglia, Elizabeth Banda, Sarah L. Endres, William Currie, Kenneth Elgersma, Nancy H. F. French, Deborah Goldberg, and David Hyndman

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Implementing assessment of unpaved road condition with high-resolution aerial remote sensing, C. N. Brooks, Timothy Colling, Chris Roussi, Caesar Singh, David B. Dean, and Melanie Watkins

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Using a satellite time-series dataset to analyze growth of cladophora and other submerged aquatic vegetation in the Great Lakes, Colin Neil Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, and Martin T. Auer

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Do respiratory cycle-related EEG changes or arousals from sleep predict neurobehavioral deficits and response to adenotonsillectomy in children?, Ronald D. Chervin, Susan L. Garetz, Deborah L. Ruzicka, Elise K. Hodges, Bruno J. Giordani, James E. Dillon, Barbara T. Felt, Timothy F. Hoban, Kenneth E. Guire, Louise M. O'Brien, and Joseph W. Burns

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Transportation infrastructure assessment with high-resolution remote sensing, David B. Dean, C. N. Brooks, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, Thomas Oommen, Timothy C. Havens, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Richard Dobson, and Melanie J. Kueber

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Transportation infrastructure assessment with high resolution remote sensing, David B. Dean, Colin N. Brooks, Richard Dobson, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Thomas Oommen, Timothy C. Havens, and Melanie J. Kueber

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Collecting decision support system data through remote sensing of unpaved roads, Richard J. Dobson, Timothy Colling, Colin Neil Brooks, Chris Roussi, Melanie Watkins, and David B. Dean

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Collecting decision support system data through remote sensing of unpaved roads, Richard J. Dobson, Timothy Colling, Colin Neil Brooks, Chris Roussi, Melanie Kueber Watkins, and David B. Dean

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The Great Lakes Optical Properties Geospatial Database, Kevin Arthur Endsley, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, Colin Neil Brooks, and George Leshkevich

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Long-term trends in lake-wide phytoplankton productivity in the Upper Great Lakes: 1998-2013, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Foad Yousef, Michael J. Sayers, S. A. Pothoven, and Robert A. Shuchman

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Assessment of Fire Occurrence and Future Fire Potential in Arctic Alaska, Nancy H. F. French, Liza K. Jenkins, Tatiana Loboda, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, and Matthew A. Whitley

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Modeling regional-scale wildland fire emissions with the wildland fire emissions information system, Nancy H. F. French, Donald McKenzie, Tyler Erickson, Benjamin Koziol, Michael Billmire, K. A. Endsley, Naomi K. Yager Scheinerman, Liza K. Jenkins, Mary Ellen Miller, Roger Ottmar, and Susan Prichard

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Burn scar mapping on Mount Kenya, Central Kenya using landsat data, Mary Henry, John K. Maingi, Meghan Sheehan, and Jessica L. McCarty

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The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging research questions, Henry P. Huntington, Stephanie Pfirman, Carin Ashjian, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Jennifer A. Francis, Sven Haakanson, Robert Hawley, Taqulik Hepa, David Hik, Larry Hinzman, Amanda Lynch, A. Michael Macrander, Gifford H. Miller, Kate Moran, Ellen S. Mosley-Thompson, Samuel B. Makusa, Tom Weingartner, Maggie Walser, Lauren Everett, Lara Henry, Elizabeth Finkelman, Rita Gaskins, Shelly Freeland, Rob Greenway, James C. White, Waleed Abdalati, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Julie Brigham-Grette, John Cassano, Jennifer A. Francis, Eileen E. Hofmann, Ellen S. Mosley-Thompson, George B. Newton, Rafe Pomerance, Caryn Rea, Gaius R. Shaver, Katey Walter Anthony, Allan T. Weatherwax, Terry Wilson, Deneb Karentz, Amanda Staudt, Laurie Geller, and Amanda Purcell

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Trends in precipitation, runoff, and evapotranspiration for rivers draining to the Gulf of Maine in the United States, T G. Huntington and Michael Billmire

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Temporal and Spatial Trends in Soil Moisture in Arctic Alaska, Liza K. Jenkins, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, and M C. Chavez

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Development of methods for detection and monitoring of fire disturbance in the Alaskan tundra using a two-decade long record of synthetic aperture radar satellite images, Liza K. Jenkins, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, Tatiana V. Loboda, and Brian Thelen

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Melt water input from the Bering Glacier watershed into the Gulf of Alaska, Edward G. Josberger, Robert Shuchman, Liza K. Jenkins, and K. A. Endsley

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, W. Charles Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin N. Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Remote sensing estimates of stand-replacement fires in Russia, 2002–2011, Alexander Krylov, Jessica L. McCarty, Peter Potapov, Tatiana Loboda, Alexandra Tyukavina, Svetlana Turubanova, and Matthew Hansen

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Management implications of Cladophora resurgence in the Great Lakes, A. Kuczynski and M. T. Auer

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Use of RADARSAT-2 and ALOS-PALSAR SAR images for wetland mapping in New Brunswick, Armand LaRocque, Brigitte Leblon, Renata Woodward, Michael Mordini, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Antony Landon, Nancy H. F. French, Jessica L. McCarty, Tom Huntington, and Phil Camill

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Developing an effective approach for vernal pools mapping, Y. M. Lee, H. Enander, and Michael Battaglia

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Management and climate contributions to satellite-derived active fire trends in the contiguous United States, Hsiao-Wen Lin, Jessica L. McCarty, Dongdong Wang, Brendan M. Rogers, Douglas C. Morton, G. James Collatz, Yufang Jin, and James T. Randerson

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Initial results from the workshop on Developing a Great Lakes remote sensing community, L. Liou, Robert Shuchman, S. Greb, George Leshkevich, J. Bratton, J. Read, J. Lekki, Colin Brooks, and Amanda Grimm

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Anthropogenic Fire in Central Europe, Jessica L. McCarty

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The role of environmental, socioeconomic, institutional, and land-cover/ land-use change factors to explain the pattern and drivers of anthropogenic fires in post-Soviet Eastern Europe: a case study comparison of Belarus, European Russia, and Lithuania, Jessica L. McCarty, Peter Potapov, Alexander Prishchepov, Svetlana Turubanova, Matthew C. Hansen, Vladimir Romanenkov, Dmitri Rukhovitch, Polina Koroleva, and Maxim Dubinin

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Spectral detection of near-surface moisture content and water-table position in northern peatland ecosystems, Karl M. Meingast, Michael J. Falkowski, Evan S. Kane, Lynette R. Potvin, Brian W. Benscoter, Alistair M.S. Smith, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, and Mary Ellen Miller

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Image fusion combining SEM and ToF-SIMS images, Tammy Milillo, Robert Hard, Brett Yatzor, Mary Ellen Miller, and Joseph Gardella